Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Straghlais Gu Brath

Our oldest and dearest friends in the shinty world take on Inveraray in Ballachulish this Saturday. The prize is a place in the final of the Camanachd Cup and the Keeper of the D could not let the occasion go by without wishing the Strath boys all the luck in the parish of Urquhart. Unfortunately the Camanachd semi falls on the day of the Glenurquhart Games ,so many of the lads will miss out on the game.
With any luck, and provided they apply themselves, Strathglass could end up in the Camanachd final at the Bught and for a modest fee the Wing Centre commissioned a well known wildlife artist to picture the scene at the Bught on the 22nd of September .
He’s no Landseer : he’s not even Corrimony's own late lamented Frank Wallace but you have to admit he is good.
What is the scenario? A young lad who knows nothing of the Highlands asks a local where is the best place to sit at the Camanachd Final. He then wants to know how his helper actually knows which end is the Strathglass end-we do not hear the explanation. Double-click on the cartoon to see it in all its glory.
Indeed, such is the interest in the match on this side of the watershed that the Glen Committee decided to go in for a little spot of entrepreneurial activity and so if you want your own photocopy of this highly sought after cartoon then send a self addressed stamped A4 envelope to :
Keeping out of the D Special Cartoon Offer
c/o the Pavilion,
Blairbeg Park,

Hurry while stocks last
And remember if the Glasaich make it through to the final, then it will become a collector’s piece.

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